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PINE PLAINS — To continue supporting its programming for the local community, the Pine Plains Free Library has been brainstorming ideas for events that appeal to the community and will raise awareness of the library. Because the library currently has one of the smallest budgets in Dutchess County, Pine Plains Free Library Board President Diana Woolis said, “We really want people to understand how much they get for what the library is funded for.” 

The Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours have been hugely popular in the past and will be returning this weekend,...

Pine Plains

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County supports county homeowners

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PINE PLAINS — Volunteers came together to lend their neighbors a helping hand at Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s (RTDC) annual Fall Rebuilding Month in October to complete necessary repairs for six local homeowners, including one in the town of Pine Plains.
Aimed at repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives, RTDC provides critical home repairs free of charge to low-income homeowners to allow them to live independently in a warm, safe and dry environment.

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Academic Achievements

Honor Rolls
PINE PLAINS — The following students of Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School of the Pine Plains Central School District earned a place on the honor rolls.
Junior High School
A honor roll
Sixth grade

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Thief uses town of Pine Plains’ bank account to write fake checks

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PINE PLAINS — Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud announced at the Thursday, Dec. 20, Town Board meeting that someone “stole either a vendor check or a pay stub, which somehow got in the wrong hands.”
The town checking number was then used to make copies of fake checks at a Staples, or another office supply store, in Poughkeepsie. Since then, the thief wrote checks that falsely stated they were coming from the town of Pine Plains’ coffers.

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Pine Plains loses to Spackenkill and New Paltz

PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School varsity girls basketball team lost to Spackenkill High School on Dec. 11, 55–30.
Competing for the Lady Bombers, Lily Brenner scored 10 points while teammate Annette Prezzano scored five points. Haley Strang also scored four points for Pine Plains.
Meanwhile, Isabelle Herrerra scored 13 points for the Spartans while Maddie Maccall scored 10 points and Maya-K Johnson scored nine.

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Gardeners share tips for tucking in their gardens for winter

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PINE PLAINS — With the weather growing cold and the leaves now off the trees, local residents refreshed their knowledge of how to keep their gardens safe from pests and cold weather  at a workshop on how to tuck in a winter garden. 

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School board updates the public on district projects

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PINE PLAINS — After contemplating the future of some district programs, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) turned its attention to the status of a couple of projects at a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Held in the Cold Spring Early Learning Center cafeteria, all BOE members were present for the meeting.

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Start Time Committee advises later schedule for Stissing Mountain students

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PINE PLAINS — Following extensive research on the impact that early academic schedules have on student development, Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center Principal Julie Roberts presented the Start Time Committee’s findings at the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Puppy pages

Young readers at the Pine Plains Free Library were delighted to welcome Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19) and his husky, Ace, as the featured guests of a special story time held on Friday, Dec. 7. Beginning at 5 p.m., eight eager readers and their families gathered in the library to listen to Pulver read aloud from a selection of children’s stories and visit with Ace.

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The Rev. Carol Miller retires after 11 years of ministering to the Harlem Valley

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PINE PLAINS — The First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains reached the end of an era last month as its beloved Rev. Carol Miller bid farewell to the community after serving its spiritual needs for 11 years.
From her early childhood to her return to the area in 2007, Miller’s ties to the Pine Plains community and her home church, The First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains, have only grown stronger with time and experience. 

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